ERIC Number: ED316064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Tales from the Homeland: Developing the Language Experience Approach.
Bell, Anita Molly; Dy, Som
The book is both a guide to the language experience approach for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and a collection of one ESL student's personal narratives about his home country. The first section describes the language experience approach, which uses the student's own language and experience as the source of second language learning material, and suggests procedures for using this approach in the classroom. These include getting started, writing down the student's spoken language and using the stories as a point of departure for conversation and literacy activities, fleshing out the story, keeping a journal, supplementing student stories with other materials, and accomplishing all of these activities in limited instructional time. The second section contains 19 stories either told by a Cambodian student or adapted from published work. Of the student's stories, some are in her original words, some are corrected by her, and some are rewritten by the teacher. Each story is accompanied by a brief preface, a picture, and some suggested literacy activities. The stories are narratives about life in Cambodia, folk tales, or discussions of culture and acculturation. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cambodians, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Illustrations, Language Experience Approach, Literacy Education, Personal Narratives, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Story Telling, Student Experience, Student Journals, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Tacoma Community House Training Project, Box 5107, Tacoma, WA 98405 ($7.00 plus 10% shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tacoma Community House, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Cambodia